Ann Curry to serve as speaker at DFWHC’s Annual Awards Luncheon


Ann Curry

Ann Curry, the award-winning journalist, long-time NBC News reporter and former co-anchor of the Today show, will serve as the keynote speaker at the DFW Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) 69th Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 31 in the main ballroom of the Arlington Convention Center.

As the keynote speaker, Curry will discuss her 30-plus year career and her personal determination to succeed against many odds within her profession.

Since 1948, DFWHC’s Annual Awards Luncheon has been an opportunity for North Texas hospitals to honor important friends of healthcare with the Distinguished Health Service Award, the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year and the Kerney Laday, Sr. Trustee of the Year.

Curry carries on a long tradition of internationally known personalities gracing the Annual Awards Luncheon podium, with past speakers including David Brinkley (1989), Henry Kissinger (1993), Dick Cheney (1995), Margaret Thatcher (1997), Buzz Aldrin (2001), Newt Gingrich (2003), Ted Koppel (2011) and James Carville/Mary Matalin (2012).

Curry has won seven national news Emmys and numerous Edward R. Murrow awards, Gracie Allen Awards and National Headliner Awards. The NAACP honored her with an Excellence in Reporting award and the Women in Communications presented her a Matrix. Ann has also been given numerous humanitarian awards, including from Refugees International, Americares, Save the Children and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which awarded her a Medal of Valor for her dedication to reporting about genocide.

“I have been a big fan of Ann Curry’s work for years,” said W. Stephen Love, president/CEO of DFWHC. “From her reporting on NBC to her upcoming PBS series ‘We’ll Meet Again,’ her journalistic work has been extremely impressive. We are looking forward to her presentation and anecdotes about her robust career.”

The reception begins at 11:00 a.m. followed by the luncheon and awards from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. Award recipients will be announced in August. Sponsorships and tickets will also go on sale in August.

For questions, please contact Chris Wilson at or call 972-719-4900.